KATHERINE KNUCKLES "KATE" RITCHIE (born 14 August 1978 in Goulburn ,
New South Wales ) is an Australian actress of television and radio
personality best known for her long-running role as
Sally Fletcher on
the television soap opera
Home and Away
In addition to 20 years on Home and Away, Ritchie has also hosted various television events and appeared in commercials, a mini-series and an Australian film. She has also been involved with the Campbelltown Musical Society.
She is now known best as one third of the Kate, Tim "> In 2006,
Ritchie played "Nicole" in the ABC film Stepfather of the Bride.
Home and Away
In 2006, Ritchie was a contestant on the celebrity singing competition It Takes Two , partnered with Troy Cassar-Daley . The pair placed fourth in the competition. She co-hosted the second series of It Takes Two with Grant Denyer in 2007. In 2007 Ritchie joined Nova radio to co-host the drive show with comedian Akmal Saleh , replacing Matthew Newton . She was replaced in May by New Zealand comedian Cal Wilson .
In September 2007, Ritchie announced that she would be leaving Home and Away in mid-December. Her final scenes were filmed on 13 December 2007, and she last appeared on Australian screens as Sally Fletcher on 3 April 2008. Her UK demise with the same episode occurred not long after the Australian, with her departure being screened on UK terrestrial television on 12 May 2008.
On 14 January 2008, Ritchie began work on the
Nova 91.9 breakfast
Merrick & Rosso . Shortly after the 2008 Logie Awards
Ritchie did an interview with
In November, it was revealed that Ritchie would appear in the second series of Underbelly , as Judi Kane, the wife of slain 1970s standover man Les Kane. The series screened in 2009. This was her first TV drama role since leaving Home and Away. Throughout 2009, Ritchie continued her radio role on the Merrick ">
On 10 November 2009, Ritchie announced she would be leaving Nova 96.9's breakfast team and returning to acting. In January 2010 it was announced that Ritchie had been cast with a lead role in Nine's new police drama Cops L.A.C. The series did not rate well and was cancelled after the season finale.
In 2012, Ritchie narrated the Australian version of the reality series Don\'t Tell the Bride , which aired on Ch-10. In early 2013, it was announced that Ritchie was returning to Home & Away, reprising her role as Sally Fletcher.
In 2013, Ritchie announced via Twitter that she would be hosting the Nova FM drive show with Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold in 2014, following the departure of Meshel Laurie , who went on to host Breakfast on Nova 100 in Melbourne.
On 25 November 2015, Ritchie became the Godmother of the Cruise liner Pacific Eden, which is from the P"> On 9 September 2009, it was announced that they were engaged. On 25 September 2010 Ritchie married Webb in a countryside outdoor wedding at Quamby Estate in Tasmania.
Shortly after her wedding, the weekly magazine Woman\'s Day ran what
it claimed to be an exclusive cover story on the event. ABC-TV's Media
Watch revealed that the article had been a fabrication, as in reality,
Ritchie and Webb had wanted their wedding to be kept private and had
not allowed any media to attend. A photograph purporting to be of
Ritchie in her wedding dress was actually one taken of her at an
awards evening earlier that year and photo-shopped over an image taken
from the wedding venue's website. The article, which the magazine
claimed to have been written by an insider who attended the wedding,
was mostly fabricated, containing errors including a mention that
actor and Ritchie's Home & Away co-star
In March 2014, Ritchie announced that she was pregnant with her first child. On 17 August 2014, Kate gave birth to daughter, Mae.
YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
1986 Cyclone Tracy Molly TV mini-series
Home and Away
2002 The Best of Aussie Drama Host TV documentary
2006 Stepfather of the Bride Nicole TV movie
2006—2007 It Takes Two Herself Contestant (2006) Co-host (2007)
2007 Mere Oblivion Sonia Short film
2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities Judi Kane TV series 2 episodes Nominated—Australian Film Institute Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama
2009 The 23rd Annual ARIA Music Awards Co-host Co-hosted with Gyton Grantley
2010—2011 Talkin\' \'Bout Your Generation Contestant / Surprise Guest 2 episodes
2010 Cops L.A.C. Samantha Cooper TV series 13 episodes
2012 Don\'t Tell The Bride Narrator Reality TV series
2013 Mr -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">